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Cancer fundraiser to benefit wigs for kids

A free event in Fresno's Woodward Park this weekend will benefit young cancer patients by providing them free wigs.

Pitman Family Farms continues poultry expansion

Pitman Family Farms is increasing its poultry raising capacity at two facilities in Madera County, continuing a recent growth spurt.Following two large property purchases last year in Kings County, Pitman Family Farms of Sanger is moving its growth northward with the expansion of its poultry farms in Madera County.

Kashkari lives homeless for a week in Fresno

A screengrab from Neel Kashkari's video of him living homeless for a week in Fresno.(AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.

Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

(AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

Air district program grants $7.2M for technology projects

About $500,000 from the Technology Advancement Program went to TransPower of Poway, Calif. last year to help the company as it overhauled a diesel tractor with an electric propulsion system.Local innovations are showing promise in alleviating the Central Valley’s air problem since being bolstered with funding from the Technology Advancement Program.

Perea to address water bond at chamber event

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce will present “Eggs & Issues,” an informative breakfast with guest speaker Assemblymember Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Piccadilly Inn, 2305 W. Shaw Ave.

Fresno State faculty named entrepreneurship fellows

Three Fresno State faculty members have been selected for a special fellowship to integrate entrepreneurship into their existing course work or develop curriculum for a new class.

Girl Scout-inspired Barbie for sale in Fresno

The new Girl Scout Barbie line is available at the Gold Mine Store in Fresno.A new line of Girl Scout-inspired Barbie dolls is available for sale in Fresno by the Girl Scouts of Central California South.

Advertising at stake in Tulare County biz competition

Tulare County businesses are encouraged to take part in a window decorating contest with stakes including free newspaper advertising.

Fresno County withdraws support of high-speed rail

Fresno County has withdrawn its support of the state's high-speed rail project.The Fresno County Board of Supervisors took a 3-2 vote today to withdraw support for the California high-speed rail project.